Escaped prisoner found in a Hamilton cupboard


Hamilton Police have located 22-year-old Ihaka Kawana who escaped from Police custody in Nelson on 26 February.

Acting on information received, Kawana was located overnight hiding in a cupboard at an address in Hamilton.

He appeared in the Hamilton District Court this morning and has been remanded in custody until 17 March.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter.